Optimum Alliance is a new network of high performing mid-market investors in Europe. The Alliance covers key European private equity markets and consists of partners with a proven track-record of value creation and facilitates accelerating European rollouts and privileged access to scarce resources in deal origination and transactions.

The objective of the Optimum Alliance is to create a platform of independent – high performing – firms that can share best-practises, investment experiences, cooperate on deal situations as and when appropriate and allow co-investment.

Portfolio companies of Optimum Alliance members benefit from “local access” to the extensive networks of the Alliance’ members. Many of our portfolio companies have extensive export operations or are looking to expand cross-border. Facilitating this and supporting our management teams has been one of the key drivers for the establishment of the Optimum Alliance.

As we strengthen our cooperation, we will look to gradually expand the Optimum Alliance with relevant new members – that do not compete with any of the existing members – and share our focus on our market segment and proven out-performance.

The founding partners of Optimum Alliance are:

  • Auctus Capital Partners – a German mid-market private equity firm focusing on buy & build investments in the DACH area
  • Sherpa Capital – a Madrid based mid-market private equity firm focusing on distressed and underperforming companies in Spain and Portugal
  • and H2 Equity Partners – a leading hands-on mid-market private equity firm focused on the UK, Ireland and the Benelux

The founding partners belief that there is a significant value add in creating the Optimum Alliance and are excited to build the alliance and remain at the forefront of high-performance private equity investing.

For more information about the Optimum Alliance and its founding partners please refer to:

Terry Musson

The Amberon Group is a market leading traffic management provider to the utilities and Local Authority markets. Amberon was established in May 2002 with our first depot in Paignton, South West England. Our founding core principles remain at the heart of everything that we do and our continued desire to achieve our purpose; to provide the best service in the Traffic Management sector. This has been the foundation for our success and has cemented our position as the market leader in TM.

During the initial transaction we never felt under any pressure & instantly recognised we would become part of the family. H2 took the time to listen to our views & business strategy, it was obvious from the very beginning that they would be the perfect partner for us.

The guys at H2 have enabled us to continue the momentum & have provided the expertise & knowledge to help us continue on the journey to constantly improve our service offering.

Working with H2 during the last 2 years has given us additional support not just financially but the advice & expertise has helped analytically & strategically.

The ambition and the drive H2 have is extremely infectious & continues to assist the group to overachieve.

It’s enormously reassuring to know H2 will always be at the end of the phone to offer advice but heartening to know they have the trust in us to deliver.